Brazilian slaughterhouses take one more step in the right direction

Posted by Richardg — 18 December 2013 at 12:07pm - Comments
A cattle ranch in the Amazon

The three biggest slaughterhouses in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector's involvement in deforestation in the Amazon - and with deforestation on the rise, that can't come soon enough.

About climate change

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Climate change is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and the biggest challenge. Climate change is caused by the build up of greenhouse gases - from burning fossil fuels and the destruction of areas that store massive amounts of carbon like the world's rainforests. No one knows how much warming is “safe” but we know that climate change is already harming people and ecosystems around the globe.

We're campaigning for climate solutions that still allow people to prosper without damaging the planet including increasing energy efficiency, clean energy and protecting the world's rainforests.

The causes


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We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technological innovation. Our goal is to transform industries and to ensure an environmentally sustainable and equitable future for us all.


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We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. 


Our investigations are a fundamental part of our campaigns. We expose those responsible for environmental crimes. We have a global reach, we have research teams and millions of supporters in countries around the world. This means we can investigate environmental crimes and impacts wherever they are happening, whether it is the middle of the jungle, or even, with the help of Rainbow Warrior and its sister ships, in the far oceans. 

How we make change happen

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We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world.

We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technical innovation.

Greenpeace intervenes at the point where our action is most likely to provoke positive change - whether this is intervening at the point of an environmental crime, targeting those who have the power to make a difference, engaging people and communities who can leverage change, or working for the adoption of environmentally responsible and socially just solutions. Usually, our campaigns involve elements of all of these tactics.

Renewable energy solutions profiles wind power

Posted by christian — 11 May 2010 at 10:25am - Comments

If you're not already taking advantage of Peter Sinclair's youtube videos, you probably should be. Each week he examines a particular controversy in the field of climate science, explains it, and picks apart the often-dubious arguments of the climate deniers.

It's a valuable contribution, but if you're after something a bit more uplifting, Peter is now taking occasional breaks from being 'science geek with video skills' to concentrate on showcasing the technologies that we hope are driving the inevitability of a low-carbon future.

This month, it's wind power, and Peter does a great job of expressing clearly all that stuff you kind-of-already know about wind power, but never had the pithy facts at the front of your mind to call on about.

New challenges need new solutions…

Posted by nathan — 19 March 2009 at 4:18pm - Comments

Nathan is next up in our spring blog relay - catch up on entries from other Greenpeace staff.

Nathan - can he fix it? Yes he can!

I've been with Greenpeace now for nearly six years, having worked on a number of campaigns, but now sit within the climate and energy team as a senior campaigner on energy solutions. But what do I actually do (a question my boss asks on a more than regular basis)?

Well, this week, what with it being spring (glorious uninterrupted sun and modest temperatures) it's been difficult to concentrate on the task at hand – the task being balancing the needs of the nuclear campaign with nurturing the infant that is the energy solutions campaign.

Closing the Energy Gap

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Publication date: 
18 November, 2008

In the next 20 years a substantial amount of the UK’s existing electricity generation capacity will close. How this capacity is replaced will have a major impact on the UK’s ability to meet its international and domestic carbon emissions reduction targets.

To explore this issue WWF-UK and Greenpeace commissioned Pöyry energy consultants to look at the implications for the UK electricity sector of meeting the UK’s share of the EU renewable energy target. This requires the UK to produce 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

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The truth about the energy gap: a response to John Hutton

Posted by bex — 22 September 2008 at 10:21am - Comments

John Hutton at the Labour Party Conference 2007

John Hutton committing to take action on climate change at the 2007 Labour Party Conference © Rose / Greenpeace

"No coal plus no nuclear equals no lights," said Business Secretary John Hutton (pictured above, proving he really has heard of climate change, honest) today.

Bearing in mind the findings of leading energy consultants Pöyry (pdf) that we don't need new nuclear or new coal to keep the lights on - we just need the government to meet its own, existing targets for energy efficiency and renewables - he might better have said "no vision plus no guts equals no chance of averting catastrophic climate change". Which at least has some basis in fact.

Keeping the lights on - without new coal

Posted by bex — 1 August 2008 at 5:57pm - Comments

Keeping the lights on

Keeping the lights on - without new coal

"[U]nless we want to risk our security of supply and face greater cost burdens, stations such as Kingsnorth must be part of the energy mix."


"Currently, we have to use a mix of energy sources to power our country - fossil fuel, renewable energy and nuclear power. Together they provide us with a reliable electricity supply. And although the use of low-carbon energy sources is growing, fossil fuel will continue to generate power, not just here but around the globe."


Senior government and Big Energy have been working hard to propagate the idea that, to keep the lights on, we need to build new coal plants.

So, is it true?

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